The Complete Works of Margaret Fuller

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Sprache - Englisch

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In 'The Complete Works of Margaret Fuller,' we are presented with a vivid and comprehensive exploration of the intellectual and emotional landscape of an early feminist luminary. This collection showcases Fuller's transcendent grasp of the transcendentalist ethos, infusing it with her unwavering advocacy for women's rights. Her seminal text, 'Woman in the Nineteenth Century,' stands at the forefront of this compilation, an incisive and transformative work that laid the blueprint for feminist discourse. Coupled with Fuller's perceptive reviews, insightful essays, poignant poems, and her stirring 'Summer on the Lakes in 1843,' the collection encapsulates her fluent prose, her visionary criticisms, and her fiery spirit within the larger literary context of a nation on the cusp of social upheaval. Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli, a prodigious American journalist and a cornerstone of the transcendentalism movement, rendered contributions to literature that extend far beyond her historical period as the first full-time female book reviewer. Her impassioned endorsement of educational and occupational opportunities for women, alongside a broader reformist palette that included prison reform and anti-slavery, was informed by her association with prominent intellectuals and her acute awareness of the societal inequities of her time. Fuller's personal journey and the zeitgeist of reform and awakening imbued her writings with a sense of purpose and urgency, echoing her personal philosophy throughout her diverse oeuvre. The collection of Fuller's writings is unequivocally pertinent for scholars of American literature, feminist theory, and social reform. Its expansive nature serves both as a testament to her profound influence on contemporaries like Susan B. Anthony and as an enduring inspiration for modern advocates of gender equality. Readers seeking an intellectual sojourn through the mid-19th century's tumultuous sea of change and an intricate understanding of one of feminism's pioneering voices will find Fuller's complete works indispensable and profoundly rewarding.


About the Author

Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) was a pioneering American journalist, editor, critic, translator, and women's rights advocate. Born Sarah Margaret Fuller in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, she became a key figure in the transcendentalist movement and one of the most influential literary personalities of her time. Fuller's education was rich and extensive, a rarity for women in the early 19th century, and was largely influenced by her father, who provided her with a rigorous curriculum that helped shape her intellectual capabilities and feminist perspectives. As the first editor of the transcendentalist journal 'The Dial', Fuller became a crucial voice for social change, grounding her advocacy in both scholarship and activism. Her seminal work, 'Woman in the Nineteenth Century', is considered one of the earliest major feminist treatises, in which she argues for the independence and equality of women, building upon her calls for reform and self-assertion as documented in her reports in 'The New York Tribune'. Her literary style is marked by a blend of penetrating critique, passionate idealism, and a firm belief in the potential for personal and collective transcendence. The 'Complete Works of Margaret Fuller' embraces her wide-ranging contributions to literature including her extensive correspondence, writings on Italian politics, and her intimate reflections before her untimely death in a shipwreck. As an advocate, writer, and philosopher, Fuller's influence persists, formulating a critical foundation for subsequent generations of feminists and continuing to inspire those who encounter her powerful vision of social and personal transformation.

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Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 1644 Pages

Filesize: 1.7 MB

ISBN: 8596547392620

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